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Maryland civil rights groups allege Wicomico County violates voting rights laws

December 12, 2023

Civil rights groups and residents in Wicomico County filed a federal voting rights lawsuit late last week against the county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, alleging that its system for electing school board and council members is racially discriminatory and unlawful. The Wicomico County NAACP, the Caucus of African American Leaders and the Watchmen With One Voice Ministerial Alliance joined four Wicomico residents in charging the county with violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which the plaintiffs say extends from “a long and disgraceful history of discrimination against Black residents.”

 

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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